Neuroscience Institute

How We Work at the Neuroscience Institute


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The Neurosciences Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we’re committed to improving the quality of life for children with neurological conditions. If your child has a brain, spinal cord, developmental or nervous system disorder, one or more of the following specialists will be involved in the care of your child and family.

Meet the physicians (doctors) on your child’s care team

Board-certified Pediatric Neurologists
Pediatric neurology is the medical subspecialty devoted to children who have conditions of the brain, nerves or muscles, such as tic disorders, seizures, headaches, tumors and more. Pediatric neurologists have completed 10 years of postgraduate medical training, including four years of medical school, three years of pediatric residency, one year of neurology internship, and two years of a pediatric neurology fellowship. All of the pediatric neurologists at Children’s Colorado hold academic positions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and are board-certified in both pediatrics and neurology.

Board-certified Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Pediatric neurosurgeons undergo a rigorous training program, consisting of approximately 10 years of postgraduate medical study. If your pediatrician suggests that your child see a pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s Colorado, you can be assured that he or she has the widest range of treatment options, the most extensive and complete training, and the greatest expertise in dealing with children and in treating neurosurgical problems. Read about our Neurosurgery Program.

Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatricians
These doctors specialize in pediatric neurodevelopment and behavior and are board-certified in the diagnosis and treatment cognitive, motor, developmental and communication delay. This level of specialization is achieved through multiple years of dedicated pediatric residency and fellowships in developmental pediatrics. Read about our Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Program.

Epileptologists
An epileptologist is a neurologist and subspecialist in the field of epilepsy. Read about our Epilepsy Program.

Other specialists involved in care

Neonatologist
Infants who are born prematurely sometimes have neurological problems because their brains have not fully developed. We work with the doctors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to take care of babies who need special treatments.

Learn about the Colorado Institute for Maternal Fetal Health for moms and babies of high-risk pregnancies.

Neuro-Oncologist

A neuro-oncologist is a doctor who has specialized training in treating brain tumors with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or surgery. Learn about our Neuro-Oncology Program.

Physiatrist
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists at Children’s Colorado treat a wide range of problems from stroke to spinal cord injuries, with a focus on restoring function to people.

Neuropsychologist
A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who specializes in studying brain/behavior relationships and treating people with issues in nervous system functioning. Neuropsychologists have extensive training in the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the nervous system.

Other caregivers

Other members of your child’s care team can include registered nurses, pediatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neurodiagnostic technologists (who perform non-invasive tests on the nervous system, such as EEG), psychologists, genetic counselors, clinical social workers and nutritionists.

Find out why parents choose our Neuroscience Institute.

See a list of conditions we treat.